'Let us Beat Swords into Plowshares' at the United Nations north garden area.
 Vuchetich, Evgeniy Viktorovich, 1908-1974

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Title:"Let us Beat Swords into Plowshares" at the United Nations north garden area
Notes:The sculpture by Evgeniy Vuchetich, called "Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares", a gift from the then Soviet Union was presented on 4 December 1959. The bronze statue represents the figure of a manholding a hammer in one hand, in the other, a sword which he is making into a plowshare, symbolizing man's desire to put an end to war andconvert the means of destruction into creative tools for the benefitof all mankind.

First Sunday in Advent, Year A: The second chapter of Isaiah, verse 4, is powerfully represented by this sculpture gift from an "enemy" country: "He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."

Artist:Vuchetich, Evgeniy Viktorovich, 1908-1974
Building:United Nations
Object/Function:Sculpture, freestanding
City/Town:New York
Country:United States

Scripture:Isaiah 2:1-5
Lectionary links:AAdvt01
General Subject:Peace

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Attribution:Vuchetich, Evgeniy Viktorovich, 1908-1974. "Let us Beat Swords into Plowshares" at the United Nations north garden area, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=52961 [retrieved July 3, 2022]. Original source: United Nations; Rodsan18 on August 2, 2007; strict fair use clause - see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:UN_Swords_into_Plowshares_Statue.JPG.
Record Number:52961 Last Updated: 2010-11-02 11:05:30 Record Created: 2007-10-17 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition